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AOL13 Minor ailments online: gastrointestinal conditions for the primary care practitioner

Course summary

Gastrointestinal conditions are not always easy for healthcare practitioners to diagnose. Symptoms are often vague and can point to a broad range of different possibilities. This course offers the chance to gain more confidence in dealing with some straightforward and some more ambiguous GI presentations. It covers both minor and more serious conditions within an evidence-based context.

Who should attend?

  • Practice nurses
  • Community nurses
  • Registered nurses
  • Allied health professionals


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
0.5 day(s) 4 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

At the end of the session you will:

  • Be able to take a focused history
  • Have an awareness of common gastrointestinal conditions and how to manage them
  • Know when to refer for specialist management
  • Have participated in an interactive simulated patient encounter

Course programme

  • Overview of history taking
  • Overview of basic anatomy and physiology
  • Common gastrointestinal conditions and their management 
  • Red flag signs and symptoms
  • Criteria for referral to specialist care

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